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8th to 9th Grade Scheduling Information

Updated 1/31/23 


Dear Parents/Guardians of RMS 8th Grade Students,


RMS Counselors will begin holding scheduling appointments with 8th grade students on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.  Students will be provided a pass with their appointment time during homeroom to complete their 9th grade schedule.  At that time, counselors will review the core subject area courses teachers recommended them for, as well as to enter their elective course requests.


In order to prepare students for their upcoming appointments, current 8th grade students had a scheduling assembly on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.  Mrs. Yawney-Kohler, District Director of Guidance, along with the RMS Counseling Team presented an introduction to the High School, including graduation requirements and the 9th grade scheduling process.  


During the assembly on January 31st students were provided the following elective sheet to assist them in making their course selections.  Students were encouraged to come to their scheduling appointments with four (4) to five (5) elective options. Please take time to review the following link with your student.  9th Grade Electives


In an effort to assist students and families in making effective course selections, the High School Departments have created the following website.  The website provides course descriptions for electives, helping students to quickly gain information about the courses available to them.  The website can be viewed via the following link:  HS Curriculum Corner Website


The High School Course Guide contains all of the information necessary to plan your secondary educational program.  It includes descriptions of all the courses offered at the High School, both required and elective, as well as BOCES program information for rising 11th and 12th grade students.  Diploma requirements and graduation pathways are outlined, along with the course selection process.  Click the following link to view the entire high school course guide:  
2022-2023 High School Course Guide


Schedules will be released to students in August, prior to the start of the school year.  At that time, it may not be possible to make elective changes, so it is important that students are thoughtful and thorough in their course selection process.


All course requests for the 2023-2024 school year will be finalized this spring.  This includes course selection and finalized placements for students with a 504 Plan or IEP based on the annual review process.


The RMS team is excited to assist your child in starting their transition to high school!  Please contact your child's counselor if you have any questions or concerns regarding the course selection process.


Click here to be redirected to the High School website to view more information regarding the scheduling process!!

Ronkonkoma Middle School plays volleyball to be DEZY Strong

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Ronkonkoma Middle School hosted its third annual Dezy Strong Week during its physical education classes.

In preparation for the week, students were shown a video, telling Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano’s story and were given information about his foundation. The Dezy Strong Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano who was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in February 2019 and passed away in January 2020. The foundation helps support others affected by cancer. Dezy was a Sachem High School North alumni, teacher and coach whose family lives in the Connetquot Central School District.

During Dezy Strong Week, the entire student body as well as members of the administration and faculty were split into two teams, team orange or team blue, to compete in a schoolwide volleyball tournament to raise money for the foundation. Teams were rotated every four minutes and scores were tallied during each physical education class.

Each day, a “player of the day” from each grade level and a “teacher of the day” were selected for exemplifying characteristics that the coaches thought Dezy would be most proud of.

In total, the fundraiser raised $6,381 for the foundation!

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Date Added: 4/26/2024

RMS Talent Show

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The Tri-M Music Honor Society presented the annual RMS Talent Show! The show was filled with spectacularly talented singers, dancers, musicians, and more. Bravo to all who participated!

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Date Added: 4/23/2024

Ronkonkoma Middle School hosts ENL Night

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On March 14, Connetquot families enjoyed the annual ENL (English as a New Language) Family Fun Night, an evening celebrating students from more than 15 countries with food, games and music. The event was a great way for families in the district to connect with one another and learn about the many programs that the district has to offer.

This year the theme was, “It’s Cherry Blossom Time”, ushering in thoughts of spring. Students from each school created a cherry blossom tree with images expressing their different identities, creating a ‘forest’ of pink. Connetquot High School students also displayed original works of art from a paint night earlier in March.

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Date Added: 4/2/2024

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